SSOE Names 51 New Associates in 2007 through Career Progression Program

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SSOE’s continued success is based on employees taking the reins.

Equity Opportunity is a powerful part of SSOE’s Employment Value Proposition. Our broad ownership base is another attribute that has distinguished SSOE as an award winning 'Best A/E/C Firm to Work For' and the 'Employer of Choice' for nearly 1,000 talented design and support professionals. People want to work for a firm that shares its success with its employees

SSOE, one of the nation’s largest architecture and engineering firms, announced the addition of 36 new senior associates and 15 new associates in 2007. Currently, SSOE has 1,000 employees, nearly 300 of which are associates and senior associates. Over 25 percent of SSOE’s associates are also shareholders, helping to influence the decisions of the firm while grooming future leaders on the principles SSOE’s founding partners began 60 years ago.

“The SSOE vision is to be the company of choice by clients and employees. To accomplish this vision, we must build a sustainable and internationally recognized A/E practice. By extending ownership opportunities to the senior associate group, SSOE is providing for career growth, succession planning and wealth creation and thereby positioning SSOE so that it will thrive well into the future” said James Jaros, CPA, JD, SSOE, Inc. CFO and Senior Vice-President.

Through SSOE’s Career Progression Program, principals and eligible senior associates are able to purchase stock. From the start of their employment with SSOE, each employee is given the opportunity to choose a career path that may provide an opportunity to become an owner in the company. This ownership opportunity supports SSOE’s business strategy and human resource objective to attract and retain talented professionals and leaders of the company. In the last two years, 90 percent of senior associates who were eligible to purchase stock have chosen to do so, demonstrating employee commitment to SSOE and its future.

“Equity Opportunity is a powerful part of SSOE’s Employment Value Proposition. Our broad ownership base is another attribute that has distinguished SSOE as an award winning 'Best A/E/C Firm to Work For' and the 'Employer of Choice' for nearly 1,000 talented design and support professionals. People want to work for a firm that shares its success with its employees,” said Monica Dugan, SPHR, Vice President and Corporate Director of Human Resources, SSOE, Inc.

New Associates/Senior Associates by Office Location
Brentwood, TN

  • Barry Burgess – Senior Associate
  • William Fell – Senior Associate
  • Floyd White – Senior Associate
  • Jason Lowe – Senior Associate
  • Deborah Huff – Senior Associate

Carlsbad, CA

  • Ronald Gonzales – Senior Associate
  • Charles Landa – Senior Associate
  • Seog-Young Oh – Associate

Downers Grove, IL

  • Charles Leonard – Senior Associate

Midland, MI

  • Brian Lamberton – Associate

Toledo, OH

  • Dennis Birkemeier – Senior Associate
  • Michael Bodnar – Senior Associate
  • Gregory Brogley – Senior Associate
  • Thomas Broze – Senior Associate
  • Joshua Conley – Senior Associate
  • Nathan Czerniejewski – Senior Associate
  • Michael Dumke – Senior Associate
  • Ryan Fry – Associate
  • Bradley Galliers – Senior Associate
  • Mary Glowacki – Associate
  • Kenneth Gruenhagen – Senior Associate
  • Charles Hartman – Senior Associate
  • John Hernandez – Senior Associate
  • Traci Hernandez – Associate
  • Betsy Hurner – Associate
  • Eric Kadrovach – Senior Associate
  • Brenton Kapelski – Senior Associate
  • Kevin Koluch – Senior Associate
  • Timothy Lajiness – Senior Associate
  • Dennis Leirer – Senior Associate
  • Andrew Nestor – Senior Associate
  • Matthew Oberts – Senior Associate
  • Frank Pinero – Associate
  • Frank Pokornik – Associate
  • Brian Spencer – Senior Associate
  • Lonnie Thelen – Senior Associate

Troy, MI

  • Jill Cruppenink – Associate
  • August LaRuffa – Senior Associate
  • Ayers Morison, Jr. – Senior Associate
  • Sara Thompson -- Associate

Phoenix, AZ

  • Hemant Modi – Senior Associate
  • Deirdre Rowles – Associate
  • Jerry Scott, Jr. – Senior Associate

Portage, MI

  • James Swope – Senior Associate

Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • Alan Liddy – Senior Associate
  • Julia Booth – Associate
  • Preston ‘Bert’ Carter – Associate
  • James Ellard – Associate
  • Meredith Mayes – Senior Associate

St. Paul, MN

  • Mark Hoffman – Senior Associate
  • Tue Dzu -- Associate

About SSOE
Founded in 1948, SSOE, Inc. is an international design firm and ranks 8th among the nation’s largest engineering and architecture firms (Building Design and Construction, 2007). Demonstrating fast and consistent growth, 2007 marks the fourth consecutive year the company has grown its revenue more than 15 percent. SSOE has also been named one of nine Best AEC Firms to Work For (Building Design and Construction, 2007) and as one of the fastest-growing US architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms by ZweigWhite, Hot List 2007.

With 1000 employees and multi-disciplined LEED™ accredited professionals employed in 18 offices around the world the company has earned a solid reputation in facility design for the healthcare, retail, automotive and science and technology markets, as well as process engineering for the alternative energy, biofuels, chemical, food and beverage, glass and personal care industries. SSOE has completed projects in 48 states and 32 countries, and has achieved 60 years of excellence in engineering and architectural design. Visit http://www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.

Contact:
Danielle Benninger
SSOE, Inc.
Office: 419.255.3830

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